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An alarming outlook for Senegal’s hungry
12 March 2014 (IRIN ), The number of food insecure in the Sahel is expected to grow from 11.3 million in 2013 to more than 20 million in 2014, mainly due to an increase in cases in northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon and Senegal. IRIN went to Louga, in northern Senegal, to find out why the number of hungry is so high.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99773/An-alarming-outlook-for-Senegal-s-hungry
Gains and losses as Burkina Faso fights child hunger
11 March 2014 (IRIN ), The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99767/Gains-and-losses-as-Burkina-Faso-fights-child-hunger
Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis"
4 March 2014 (IRIN ), Is there a food crisis in Zimbabwe? The UN says 2.2 million people will be in need of food assistance until the end of March, based on a 2013 government-led joint survey by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). But the government is now questioning those findings.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99737/Unravelling-Zimbabwe-s-food-crisis
Fleeing fighting in Mozambique to uncertain future in Malawi
4 March 2014 (IRIN ), Since mid-January, an estimated 2,000 people have fled fighting between the government and former rebels in Mozambique, spilling into neighbouring Malawi, but they are yet to receive assistance as the Malawian government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) remain in disagreement about their status as asylum seekers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99740/Fleeing-fighting-in-Mozambique-to-uncertain-future-in-Malawi
Briefing: DDR in eastern DRC - try, try again
4 March 2014 (IRIN ), There are 54 armed groups at large in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the government, which plans to spend the next five years getting shot of them. But will the third, US$100 million, attempt at disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR3) succeed where previous bids failed?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99741/Briefing-DDR-in-eastern-DRC-try-try-again
Under chronic stress, Niger farmers are losing ground
3 March 2014 (IRIN ), Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses - chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds - which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99733/Under-chronic-stress-Niger-farmers-are-losing-ground
Swaziland's dry spell upends sunny outlook on food
3 March 2014 (IRIN ), A prolonged dry spell with scorching temperatures has undone an optimistic outlook for Swaziland’s harvest of maize, the staple. Instead, experts are now predicting another round of scarcity and hand-outs in the perennially food-insecure country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99734/Swaziland-s-dry-spell-upends-sunny-outlook-on-food
Worsening food crisis in South Sudan’s swamplands
3 March 2014 (IRIN ), In the vast swamplands of South Sudan’s Sudd region, tens of thousands of recently displaced people (IDPs) are living with little food and no sanitation facilities on inaccessible islands, according to local officials. They fled after attackers, allegedly from Rumbek (Lakes State in central South Sudan), swarmed across the county burning houses and raiding cattle on 7 February.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99735/Worsening-food-crisis-in-South-Sudan-s-swamplands
Emerging from crisis, Mali braces for hunger
3 March 2014 (IRIN ), As Mali slowly emerges from its 2012 political crisis and the Islamist insurgency in the north, the new government and its partners are focusing on long-term development. But aid groups warn that there are humanitarian needs that must be addressed immediately, particularly ensuring more food aid gets to extremely vulnerable communities in the north.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99726/Emerging-from-crisis-Mali-braces-for-hunger
Analysis: Evacuation dilemma in the Central African Republic
28 February 2014 (IRIN ), Zannah Bassar, a Muslim woman living in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, has a simple message for the international community - she wants to be evacuated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99718/Analysis-Evacuation-dilemma-in-the-Central-African-Republic

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